California Workers’ Compensation Attorney
If you have been injured at work, a California Workers’ Compensation attorney at Nyman Turkish PC can assist you with your Workers’ Compensation case. We offer our clients a boutique Law Firm approach, with personalized attention from a dedicated team of staff through each phase of their Workers’ Compensation claim. From skillfully and strategically filing your initial claim, to continuing to fight for you through appeal and trial stages, our staff of experienced attorneys and knowledgeable legal staff will stand at your side throughout the life of your case. With over 50 years of experience between our attorneys, our team knows exactly how to navigate the interplay between Workers Compensation, Medicare, Social Security and Private Health Insurance, so that they can ensure that you receive the maximum amount of benefits you are entitled to under the law.
Our staff specializes not only in Specific Injury claims, but also in Cumulative Trauma claims, which some workers may not even know that they are entitled to benefits for. If you feel that repetitive physical tasks or job duties caused you injury, or that your career wore out your body, you may be entitled to a high value settlement and ongoing future medical care.
We know that our clients have a hard enough time as it is existing with an injury from work and want to make their Workers’ Compensation claim experience as easy as possible. Call us today for a FREE case evaluation to find out how we can help you get your case started!
Workers’ Compensation Benefits for California Residents
In the state of California, there are five main benefits you may receive as part of your Workers’ Compensation settlement:
- Temporary Disability Benefits- Financial benefits payable to you if your work-related injuries or illnesses prevent you from performing your job temporarily.
- Ongoing Medical Treatment- Payment for medical treatment (doctors, surgery, etc.) to address your work-related injuries or illnesses.
- Permanent Disability Benefits- Financial benefits payable to you if you are unable to return to your previous position because of your work-related injuries or illnesses.
- Supplemental Job Displacement Benefits– Vouchers to be used toward retraining or skill enhancement courses if you are unable to return to work for your former employer.
- Death Benefits- Financial benefits payable to the spouse, children, or other dependents of a person that died due to a work-related injury or illness.
Our experienced team of CA Workers’ Compensation Attorneys, Legal Assistants and Case Managers will review your claim for every type of benefit that you may qualify for because of your work injury. When we take on your Workers Compensation claim we also will internally review your case to determine if you may qualify for any other claims, such as the following:
- Subsequent Injury Fund (also known as: Subsequent Injury Trust Fund Claims, SIBTF or SIF claims)
- Serious & Willful Misconduct Claims
- Labor Code 132a Claims
- Civil Labor Claims
- Wage & Hour Claims
- ADA Discrimination Claims
- Wrongful Termination Claims
- Employment Law Claims
At Nyman Turkish, our team is also well versed in navigating between FMLA and WC claims. We don’t let insurance companies get away with anything. We understand how an injury can be absolutely catastrophic to our clients’ lives and so our aggressive litigators will fight for the highest amount of benefits they believe can be received.
Settlement Options Explained by a California Workers’ Compensation Attorney
The Nyman Turkish Workers’ Compensation Team is standing by to assist you and to explain all possible settlement options for your claim. When we are at the point of settlement of your Workers’ Compensation claim, there are many factors that will be considered when putting together and accepting a settlement offer including the following:
- The permanent disability value of all your work-related illness or injuries, both Specific Incident related and those from Cumulative Trauma.
- Your long-term and future medical care needs, including paying for doctor visits, future surgeries, etc.
- The supplemental job displacement benefits that you need if you are unable to do your previous job or previous work type.
There are many ways you can settle your Workers’ Compensation claim, and your case management team will work together to ensure that they have reviewed all possible paths for your claim. One option for settlement is through Stipulations with Request for Award. With this type of settlement, you agree to settle one part of your case (such as the cash value of your permanent disability) but are leaving open another part (such as continued payment for future medical bills). With this settlement option, you may not only receive a lump sum payment from your previous employer because of your injury, but you may receive ongoing medical treatment paid at 100% by your employer for the rest of your life.
Another settlement option that our team will consider for your claim is Compromise and Release. With this settlement option, you are agreeing to a final settlement of your entire case. Typically with this type of settlement you would receive one lump sum of money that encompasses payment for your permanent disability, future medical bills, and any necessary supplemental job displacement benefits. Once you settle through this option, you release your employer (and your employer’s Workers’ Compensation insurance carrier) from any future claims for the work-related illness or injury that is the subject of the claim.
If you and the insurance carrier are unable to agree on a method of settlement, then your claim will likely proceed to be heard before a Workers’ Compensation judge at trial. Our trial attorneys are experts in California Workers’ Compensation Laws and Regulations and will fight until a fair settlement is reached, or a Finding and Award is issued by a Workers’ Compensation Judge after hearing your case and reviewing the evidence at trial.
Workers’ Compensation claims can become extremely complicated quickly, and it is always best to have a knowledgeable and experienced team on your side. Working with a California Workers’ Compensation attorney is the best way to determine what settlement options are the most ideal for your situation. With Nyman Turkish PC you are not only hiring an attorney, you are hiring an entire team to fight on your side for the duration of your claim. Clear and consistent communication is extremely important during the process of a case, and our team is available by phone and email to answer your questions. Unlike some other Firms, our Case Management team will not only answer the phone when you call, but will call you back within one business day if you end up leaving us a message. Your team will always strive to provide you with informative case updates that explain not only your current case status, but the next steps you can expect them to take and how you can best help your claim.
Why Do I Need a California Workers’ Compensation Attorney?
Don’t Miss Out on Deserved Compensation
Even if you have not decided if you will open a Workers’ Compensation claim for your injuries or illnesses, we highly recommend that you speak with our staff. The very fact that you have posed the question of opening a claim is enough to make us urge you to call. Our highly trained team is extremely versed in the ins and outs of California Workers’ Compensation law, and will be able to determine right away if you may be eligible for compensation from your employer based on your situation. This call is 100% free, regardless of if you decide to open a claim and become our client. Even if you are at the “information gathering” stage, it is always better to have an expert on your side.
We Advise You of Your Options
Our California Workers’ Compensation team will inform you about the process your claim will be going through and advise you on what your options are regarding settlement of your claim. Because Workers’ Compensation is the focus of our team, you can rest assured that they will explore all possible benefit types applicable to your claim and create the best plan of action possible to get you the maximum benefits you need and deserve.
We Work Tirelessly to Settle Your Claim
Workers’ Compensation insurance carriers naturally want to settle a claim in a way that is in their and their insured’s (your employer) best interest, which may include settling for the lowest amount possible. At Nyman Turkish we will not accept the bare minimum. We will fight for your rights as an employee in order to ensure that you receive every single benefit you are qualified for, and that you receive the highest dollar amount settlement possible. Throughout the process, our team will complete all necessary paperwork on your behalf, communicate on your behalf with insurance carriers and medical staff, and hold your hand through the entire complex legal process. When the going gets tough, we get tougher. We know that when we work on a claim we are dealing with high stakes for our client, and we do not back down.
Was Your Claim Denied? No Problem. Let Us Help!
If you have already filed your Workers’ Compensation claim and it has been denied, CALL US. Our team regularly fights to overturn wrongful denials, and turns denied claims into maximum payouts. We can help you appeal a denied claim and advocate on your behalf to help you receive the benefits you deserve. We’ve helped our clients through some of the hardest times of their lives, through catastrophic injuries, and gotten them to the other side. We’ll do the same for you!
Our No Fee Guarantee Means You Have Nothing to Lose
As Workers’ Compensation lawyers, our only goal is to reach a settlement that helps our clients to mentally heal and physically recover from the injuries or illnesses they sustained while working. If we are unable to accomplish this goal, then we should not be paid an attorney fee on the claim. This is why Nyman Turkish PC has a 100% NO FEE GUARANTEE. Our Firm offers a free initial consultation on all claims, requires no payments to start or keep a claim going, and in the extremely rare instance that we do not win your claim we will never charge you an attorney fee. We’re here to be on the side of our clients, not make life harder for them.
Contact Nyman Turkish Today Regarding Your Workers’ Compensation Claim
For more information about Workers’ Compensation benefits contact a skilled California Workers’ Compensation attorney at Nyman Turkish. If you have sustained an injury at work, developed an injury over time because of your job requirements, or become sick because of your work conditions contact our office for a free consultation to learn about your potential legal options.